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Rossi-transfer: Who Did Lie To Us?

First and foremost, let's state two facts: Giuseppe Rossi said he wanted to stay and not long after Sir Alex confirmed the young striker was going to stay at Old Trafford.

I cannot help but think someone just lied to us, for no apparent reason at all. But of course before I start dishing out dire accusations, I must acknowledge that there might be a different explanation to the story.

It is always possible that one of them simply changed his heart: Rossi decided that he would be much better of in sunny Spain or Sir Alex had a vision when the Footballing God explicitly forbade him to employ young Italian strikers who had been bought from Parma. But if that's the case, one of them owes us an explanation.

If one of them just lied then I don't know why. I think it's possible that Rossi has been desperate to leave ever since he's returned from Parma or that Sir Alex and the Glazers wanted to sell him because A) he had no part in the plans B) we needed the money and it was only the Glazers who insisted on selling him though Rossi wanted to stay and Fergie really wanted him to stay.

Whichever the actual reason is, I very much hope that someone will have the guts to spill it out for us. I doubt it but hope so.

One thing we could learn from this story yet again, it served as a great reminder: NEVER take seriously ANY of the comments that come from managers, players or indeed anyone during a transfer window. They have no significance whatsoever.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 1 2007

Time: 9:55AM

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This article has a rather naive view on things. Maybe Rossi did want to stay, but lack of 1st team opporunities drove him to Spain. Maybe Fergie wanted him to stay, but decided it would be detrimental to the kid's career if he spent more time in the reserves. Either way, I think both parties will benefit from the move, since ManU dont really need Rossi now. And do you really think the Glazers have any hand in the transfers? Would Fergie stand for that?
prits
prits, rossi must have known before the season that he wouldnt be first team, even before our interest in tevez came apparanst, so why would he say adamantly that he wanted to stay just a few weeks ago?
united4life
Still a good price for him though do you not think?
sw6cfc
 

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